Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going Into Week 10
Ryan Fitzpatrick was a top 5 QB and San Francisco is the only undefeated team in the NFL. The truth is stranger than fiction folks, the motto of the 2019 NFL season. Here’s the fallout…
49ers – 28 @ Cardinals – 25
I guess the rest of the 49ers receivers are trash, because all it took to develop a passing game in SF was adding Emmanuel Sanders. He’s still unowned in 10% of leagues. Deebo Samuel(4/40) did have 7 targets, for what that’s worth.
Kenyan Drake reminded us how explosive he can be on Thursday. He needs to be added where possible this week – he’s available in 30% of leagues. Just remember that this is likely to become a three headed beast sooner than later, when David Johnson and Chase Edmonds return -Johnson is likely back this week.
Andy Isabella popped the top on an 88 yarder on Thursday, but it was his lone target and reception of the game. He’s best left for dynasty.
Buccaneers – 34 @ Seahawks – 40
There was yet another shift in the TB backfield on Sunday with Ron Jones(20/82/1) taking the lead back. Jones seems to be edging Barber these days – by a lot on Sunday – so it’s safe to say he’s the 1A. He’s only owned in 40% of leagues and gets the Cardinals this week.
Breshad Perriman(4/42/1) had his best game of the season Sunday on 8 targets. He seems to be over his hamstring injury and is playing as the third option in a prolific passing game. Owned in less than 1% of leagues, he’s a low floor streaming option this week against the Cardinals.
D.K. Metcalf(6/123/1)had his first 100+ yard game of the season Sunday, presumably one week before Josh Gordon joins the team. Gordon should be a viable part of the offense and needs to be added to rosters, as the targets should be there. Metcalf may have seen his best game of the season on Sunday.
TE Jacob Hollister(4/37/2) scored twice on Sunday, playing 59 snaps to Luke Willson‘s 17. His pecking order in the red zone may change when Gordon joins the squad, but Hollister is worth streaming for desperate owners, though he’s going to be entirely TD dependent.
Texans – 26 @ Jaguars – 3
Time to sell Carlos Hyde(19/160). After the bye this week he faces BAL, IND, NE, DEN, TEN, TB and TEN again. The fact that he isn’t involved in the passing game only makes his odds of producing in fantasy even worse. Duke Johnson could actually see a boost, as he’s heavily involved in Houston’s passing game.
Darren Fells(1/1) continues his run as the Texans red zone lightning rod. Even if he’s not gaining yards, chances are he’s going to get some end zone looks. He needs to be owned right now.
Keelan Cole(5/80) led the Jags in receiving with Dede Westbrook sidelined, but D.J. Chark led in targets(9) with Chris Conley second with 7. I think Conley retains more value than Cole when Westbrook returns.
Colts – 24 Steelers – 26
Jacoby Brissett went down with a sprained left MCL on Sunday, leaving Brian Hoyer to fend for the Indy offense. He didn’t do a bad job(168/3/1), but I’m wary of upstart reserve QBs, who often have a good game then flounder whenever teams get some tape on them. Hoyer has been around for a minute, so maybe he stays the course, but I have my reservations. Brissett hasn’t been designated out for Week 10 yet, and the Colts get Miami this week.
Trey Edmunds led the Steelers in rushing on Sunday with 12 carries for 73 yards. Jaylen Samuels made his mark, but it was as a receiver, catching all 13 of his targets for 73 yards. Samuels is definitely the better back to own entering this week’s matchup with the Rams, but Edmunds will be worth a deep league flex if Conner misses again, which seems likely.
Diontae Johnson got shut down on Sunday. I’m not sure if Mason Rudolph was reminded that JuJu Smith-Schuster is the team’s no.1 or if the Colts just held him in check. The latter is more likely, as no Steelers WR had a monster. Even so, with Jalen Ramsey now a Ram, I’m staying away from Johnson this week.
Bears – 14 @ Eagles – 22
Mitch Trubisky needs to be benched. The offense moved better under Chase Daniel, and Daniel could actually get the ball downfield. Trubisky got lucky on a few plays in this one, but he was woefully ineffective over the first half of the game. I don’t feel safe playing any Bears WRs while he’s under center. There’s no excuse for Allen Robinson having just one reception on the day. He had 5 targets, but most of them weren’t catchable.
Zach Ertz finally had a day worth owning him. The Eagles found their TEs the best way to move the ball through the air on Sunday with Ertz and Dallas Goedert leading the team in receiving. Both are startable moving forward with DeSean Jackson likely to miss even more games.
Speaking of Jackson, he played one snap before feeling enough discomfort to leave the field. There’s a strong chance Jackson gets shutdown this season, so if there’s someone you need to add to your roster, I’m not against losing him.
Jets – 18 @ Dolphins – 26
Le’Veon Bell owners need to grab Ty Montgomery this week for precautionary reasons. Bell had an MRI monday after a middling 66 yard game on Sunday. There’s a good chance he goes this week, but you can’t be too sure. Montgomery will add some insurance.
Chris Herndon was active but didn’t play on Sunday, leaving Ryan Griffin to pick up 50 yards on 6 receptions. Herndon has a great schedule to round out the season, so he needs to be owned if you’re TE needy. He’s close.
Preston Williams(5/72/2) had his best game of the season only to go down to injury and miss the rest of the year. Devante Parker needs to be owned in all formats moving forward. We’ll see who else picks up the slack.
TE Mike Gesicki(6/95) led the Dolphins in receiving yards on Sunday, and with Williams out for the season, he should stay involved on a weekly basis. He’s worth adding if you need TE help.
Vikings – 23 @ Chiefs – 26
Stefon Diggs(1 / 4) suffered from Adam Thielen reaggravating his hamstring injury, as the Chiefs were able to put their secondary focus on him almost exclusively. Hopefully Thielen can go this week, but Diggs will be a dicey play against Dallas if not.
Laquon Treadwell(3/58) led the Vikings in receiving with Stefon Diggs shutdown and Adam Thielen sidelined. He won’t be an advised play against Dallas even if Thielen is out, though he might be worth a dfs or deep league flex.
LeSean McCoy is officially in the dog house. Damien Williams out touched him 14 to 4 and out gained him 128 yards to 9 yards. Damien Williams is unowned in 30% of leagues and likely gets Patrick Mahomes under center in Week 10.
Titans – 20 @ Panthers – 30
Dion Lewis got the most touches he’s had all season(9) on Sunday, amounting to 53 yards. It was likely an attempt to speed the offense up, but it didn’t work. In fact he lost a fumble late in the game. I don’t see him getting more action going forward.
A.J. Brown is averaging 9 fantasy points a game over his last 3. So is Cole Beasley, for what that’s worth. Brown is maintaining more consistency than Corey Davis though and led the Titans in targets on Sunday. Owned in only 19% of leagues, Brown is worth a flex against the Chiefs this week.
Kyle Allen very well could be the Panthers QB for the rest of the season. Cam Newton is still “rehabbing” and is showing no signs of returning to action anytime soon. The Panthers are 5-3, and though Allen doesn’t have the upside of Newton, he can get the ball to his playmakers efficiently.
Redskins – 9 @ Bills – 24
Dwayne Haskins(15/134) wasn’t abysmal against the Bills, but he was far from good. The only skill player benefitting from Haskins being under center is Adrian Peterson(19/130) who is averaging almost 19 YPC over his last four. That could all come crashing down when Derrius Guice gets back, so it might be shrewd to either move AD or pick up Guice. Chase Keenum is in concussion protocol, but the Redskins have their bye this week, so he should be back in action for Week 11. If not, hands off ‘Skins.
Devin Singletary(23/140/1) had his coming out party against the Redskins this week, out touching Frank Gore 23 – 11. There seems to have been a changing of the guard in Buffalo, making Singletary the lead back for the foreseeable future. He’s unowned in almost 30% of leagues still, so go get him.
Lions – 24 @ Raiders – 31
Ty Johnson just can’t win. You think he’s going to lead the backfield, and then a new addition to the team steps in. The addition goes down to injury, and Johnson still gets outplayed by the third down back, J.D. McKissic. I don’t like either back against Chicago this week, but McKissic has more upside IMO.
Josh Jacobs(28/120/2) injured his shoulder getting run into the ground with 28 carries on Sunday, but he should be ok for Thursday’s game.
Don’t look now, but Hunter Renfrow is starting to live up to the hype these days, as he’s bested 50 yards and scored in his last 2 games, even with Tyrell Williams on the field. Owned in only 2% of leagues, Renfrow is a nice pickup in dynasty and deeper formats.
Green Bay – 11 @ Chargers – 26
Aaron Rodgers(161/1) had a game to forget, even with Davante Adams(7/41) returning from injury. His line just couldn’t hold. The only thing worth taking away from this one is that Adams didn’t have a setback, and Jamaal Williams retained his value even with Adams back in the mix.
The Chargers’ operated like the coaching staff had planned since Melvin Gordon returned, with Gordon touching the ball 20+ times. Chargers ended up winning, so don’t expect them to change anything this week. Austin Ekeler still had double digit touches so everyone’s happy. \
Browns – 19 @ Broncos – 24
Nothing very interesting regarding the Browns offense here, other than the fact that Kareem Hunt is returning from his suspension this week. Kareem will be a part of the game plan according to HC Kitchens, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a significant role, as the Browns are playing the Bills, and they’re notoriously difficult to pass against. Hunt needs to be owned in all formats.
QB Brandon Allen(12/193/2) hadn’t thrown a pass in the NFL at the age of 27, but he looked like an old pro on Sunday, connecting for 2 TDs. Again, I’m always wary of QBs tanking after an initial success, but Allen can’t be worse than Joe Flacco has been. He’ll have a tough matchup against Minnesota this week.
Noah Fant(3/115/1) blew up on Sunday with no Jeff Heuermann around as I assumed last Monday, leading the Broncos in receiving. You’ll notice he only had 4 targets though, He’s going to need Heuermann to stay gone to stay really relevant, at least if Allen is going to throw only 20 times a game.
Patriots – 20 @ Ravens – 37
The Pats played from behind all game, so Sony Michel was neglected for James White, Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu who were all used to in the short passing game – substituting for the run. The Pats face the Eagles and their formidable front after the bye, so don’t be surprised if we get a similar approach in Week 11.
Speaking of Sanu(10/81/1), he needs to be owned in all formats. He can put up WR2 numbers in this offense.
If you’re looking at the box score and wondering where all of Baltimore’s offense came from, it was almost all Lamar Jackson and his fabulous legs. He and Mark Ingram, and Gus Edwards to a lesser extent, took the team on their backs and did what no one else has been able to against the Pats this season and that is win.
Marquise Brown wasn’t called upon much in this one with the Ravens milking the clock, but he should have a better game against Cincy this week. If he does, I’d strongly consider moving him, as his schedule for the rest of the season is no cakewalk. He gets the Rams, 49ers and Bills after the Texans in Week 11. This team wins with the run.